The Chengdu region is home to sacred peaks, spicy peppers and China’s natural treasure, the giant panda. Tour the area around Chengdu to discover how the old traditions are still present in local people’s lives.

ITINERARY

Days 1: Chengdu

Upon arrival meet your guide and transfer on a comfortable private car directly to your hotel. The rest of the day is at your disposal to relax or explore on your own.

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Day 2: Qingcheng Mountain & Dujiangyan

Qingcheng Mountain is considered the birthplace of Taoism, and as such is dotted with many unique temples. The UNESCO World Heritage Site has beautiful scenery for hiking and is the perfect place to start the day’s adventure. Explore the natural beauty of the area on foot. Next, visit Dujiangyan, an ancient irrigation system and another UNESCO World Heritage Site. Hike along the river discovering traditional structures and temples along the way.   (Breakfast & Lunch)

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Day 3: Leshan

Travel 2.5 hours to Leshan. Carved out of a riverside cliff almost two thousand years ago, the Leshan Giant Buddha sits within a UNESCO World Heritage Site. The Buddha itself sits 71 metres high and is nestled in an overgrown nook overlooking the tranquil waters of Minjiang River. Take a short cruise on the river to experience the statue in its full glory then hike through the forest to get a stunning view from up high. Return to Chengdu in the afternoon.   (Breakfast & Lunch)

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Day 4: Chengdu

People's Park, Jinli Street, Kuai Zhai Xiangzi & Giant Panda Research Center

Visit People’s Park and enjoy the local atmosphere; people gather here to enjoy their free time by drinking tea and playing mahjong. Mingle with locals and witness a tied game of Chinese chess. Stroll down Old Jinli Street next, discovering markets, local food vendors and ornate textiles for sale, then explore historic Kuai Zhai Xiangzi, with it’s wide and narrow alleys full of local life. After lunch, visit the Giant Panda Breeding Research Center. In the research centre, you will be able to get a face-to-face experience with China’s black and white “National Treasure”. Learn about these gentle giants’ habits and habitats.   (Breakfast & Lunch)

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Day 5: Chengdu

Enjoy free time in Chengdu before transferring to the airport for your onward flight.   (Breakfast)

 

 INCLUDES

  • 4 nights hotel accommodation
  • Meals: 4 Breakfasts & 3 Lunches
  • Private English-speaking guides
  • Return transfers and transport with private drivers & air-conditioned vehicles
  • Entrance Fees

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